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Shahi Firni

Poulomi Ghosh
0 minutes
Prep Time
30 minutes
Cook Time
4 People
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Traditional Indian dessert Frini is mostly popular in Punjab. In general all Indians are fond of Kheer , Firni is just a variation of it. In India Kheer is considered as a holy dish, almost in every festival it is prepared. This is actually a rice pudding which is made by rice, milk & many other ingredients and served in a clay pot.

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Medium
  • Festive
  • Punjabi
  • Boiling
  • Chilling
  • Dessert
  • Egg Free

Ingredients Serving: 4

  1. Milk - 500 ml
  2. rice (basmati / Gobindovog) – 3 tbsp
  3. sugar - 1 cup (as per your taste)
  4. Koya / mawa - 4 tbsp
  5. Milk masala powder ( 4 cashew, 4 almonds, 1tbsp pistachios, 4-5 green cardamom) - 2 tbsp
  6. Milk powder full fat – 3 tbsp (optional)
  7. saffron – 1/2 tsp
  8. ghee - 1 tsp
  9. cinnamon stick – half inch
  10. Mini gulab jamun – 5-6 (optional)
  11. pistachio crushed – 1/2 tsp (for garnishing)
  12. Earthenware pot – 4 small Or 1 medium


  1. Soak the rice for 1 hour then blend it to a smooth paste.
  2. Take a heavy bottom pan, add ghee & cinnamon stick and let it fry a little till you get a nice aroma.
  3. Add milk & allow it to boil. Add the rice paste & mix on a medium flame.
  4. Take out 3 tbsp of milk from it, and add milk powder to it, then mix it, till all the lumps are dissolved.
  5. Now add the mixture to the milk & stir it. Add mawa & mix it properly, make sure there are no lamps remaining. Add sugar, milk masala powder & saffron strands, gently stir the mixture.
  6. When the sugar dissolves properly & the mixture gets a thick consistency, remove it from the flame.
  7. Pour it on earthenware pot, garnish it with pistachio powder & small gulab jamuns.
  8. After attaining room temperature keep it in refrigerator for one hour or two. Have fun.

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